Story by Elizabeth Long

Great Place to Work® and Fortune have named Kettering Adventist HealthCare one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care in the United States.

Kettering Adventist HealthCare ranked 23 on the list, which is based on surveys from nearly 88,000 employees across the healthcare industry. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the building blocks of a great workplace. Employees rate leadership strength and integrity, pride in their work and organization, and the quality of relationships with co-workers, among other factors.

Story by Elizabeth Long

The following Kettering Health Network hospitals are among 823 hospitals in the U.S. to receive an “A” in the Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade:

·        Fort Hamilton Hospital
·        Grandview Medical Center (includes Southview Medical Center)
·        Greene Memorial Hospital
·        Sycamore Medical Center (includes Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center)

Kettering Medical Center and Soin Medical Center each received a “B.”

Editorial by Peter Casillas

Coming together to accomplish mission creates more strength, more vibrancy, more celebration. The “Cultivate Initiative” is an unfolding movement, encouraging us to live each day as a disciple of Christ; going beyond “this is how the church does it” to “this is what I’ve been doing in my personal life to bring people to Jesus.” The church moves with its disciples.

Photo by Claudio Ungari on Flickr

Editorial by José H. Cortés

No one—other than Jesus—has ever lived on this earth with a mission to save the entire world. No one has ever had an agenda as important as Christ. His mission was clear: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10, NIV).

When we support a cause, we usually have to “sacrifice” something, whether it be our time, money or resources. That wasn’t the case with Jesus. His sacrifice was not based on materialistic things, but on His blood. 

Story by Angie Peach
Spring Valley Academy begins construction of its new worship and performing arts center with a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. Spring Valley Academy is located at 1461 E. Spring Valley Road in Centerville.
The ceremony will start in the gymnasium prior to the groundbreaking at the new building site.
The worship and performing arts center will be built in three phases. The first phase will be approximately 11,000 square feet and will include a 425-seat chapel/auditorium space. Phases two and three will include space for the music department (band and choir rooms, offices, practice spaces) and a large atrium lobby.
The facility will be available for community use.
Cost for the first phase is approximately $5.5 million. Phase one construction is expected to begin this summer and be completed by spring 2018. Danis Building Construction Company will manage the construction. The New York design firm of EYP and the local architect LWC are collaborating on the design.

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Don Russell and his wife, Arlene, can now spend more time traveling to see their children following Don’s successful heart procedure at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital.

Several months ago, Don Russell’s doctor asked him to listen to his heartbeat and then his own.

“His heart was just the perfect ‘thump thump’ sound,” said Don, an 85-year old resident of Laurel, Md., and a member of Chesapeake Conference's Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md. “When I listened to mine, it was sort of this squishy sound like blood trying to force its way through the valve.”

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